Saturday, February 14, 2009

Health MEC pleased with Brown’s address

By Cindy Witten
14 February 2009


Addressing the house at Provincial Parliament yesterday, Premier Lynne Brown touched on the issue of HIV and AIDS and how it affects communities in the province.

Brown says there is a growing number of child headed households, after parents die of the pandemic.
“Even in an imperfect world, children should be allowed to be children. They should have the freedom to enjoy the things that children have always enjoyed – such as the freedom to laugh and to play, and to be hugged and to hug,” she said.

Brown added that more needs to be done in the province and that between government and civil society we can make a difference to help better the lives of those affected by the AIDS virus.

Health MEC Marius Fransman says that Premier Brown’s speech had a positive input.
“It’s an input that says we are ready. Indeed this government has delivered to our people in the past five years, and will continue to deliver to the poorest of the poor, especially those in Mitchells Plain, Khayelitsha and in the rural areas,” said Fransman.

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